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Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin.

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    • Author(s):
    • Publication Information:
      Germany
    • Abstract:
      In the past years, all federal states within Germany have passed laws and regulations on dog keeping. These laws and regulations are e.g. lead and muzzle compulsion at all times, some even forbid reproduction. Also, the dog owners often have to pay higher fees for the dog licenses or have to obey other rules and regulations. Almost all of these laws are solely categorizing restricted dogs based on their breed resulting in a bad reputation for these listed breeds, fear and less adoptions of shelter dogs. In 2004, German federal states were asked to check statistical data with regard to development of dog bites by decree 1778/01 of the Federal Constitutional Court. They had to decide whether reglementation of specific dog breeds should be maintained. Most of the federal states did not (and still do not) have any information about the dog population to which they can compare the bite frequency. This study delivers statistical proof that there is no dog breed with a higher probability to bite. It could be demonstrated that there are listed and non-listed breeds with the same probability to bite, which shows that a continuation of the reglementation of specific dog breeds is unjustified. Questionnaires that human patients complete after a dog bite provided to 4 German hospitals included questions about the circumstances of dog biting incidents Evaluation of this questionnaires proved that contrary to public opinion many dog biting incidents do not happen with a stranger dog but with a well-known dog or even the own dog in direct interaction. Such bites often result in severe injuries. Children were bitten more often than adults in relation to the total population. With this information in mind, it is recommended to work on the owners' knowledge about their dogs and their behaviour rather than regulating specific dog breed keeping.
    • Number of References:
      many ref.
    • Subject Terms:
      Public Health;Veterinary Science;Veterinary Science
    • Subject Terms:
    • Accession Number:
      Alsatian, American Pitbull Terrier, animal behavior, animal bites, animal breed, animal breeds, Argentine Mastiff (dog breed), behavior, Brazilian Mastiff (dog breed), dog bites, French Mastiff (dog breed), legal aspects, legal principles, licenses, licensing, rules, Schnauzer (dog breed), Staffordshire Terrier, traumas
    • CABICODES:
      Laws and Regulations (DD500)
      Pets and Companion Animals (LL070)
      Animal Behaviour (LL300)
      Non-communicable Human Diseases and Injuries (VV600)
    • Publication Information:
      Thesis; ISBN:9783863877880
    • Accession Number:
      20173297551
    • Copyright:
      ©2017 CAB International
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ROINER, K. Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken. 2016. Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin; Germany, 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551. Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Roiner K. Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken. Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken. 2016:87. Accessed September 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551
    • APA:
      Roiner, K. (2016). Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken [Mensch & Buch Verlag]. In Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken (p. 87).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Roiner, K. 2016. “Dog Biting Incidents in Germany with Special Consideration to Dog Breeds and a Survey of Dog Biting Victims in Four Hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken.” Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken. Berlin; Germany: Mensch & Buch Verlag. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551.
    • Harvard:
      Roiner, K. (2016) Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken, Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken. Mensch & Buch Verlag. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551 (Accessed: 27 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Roiner, K 2016, ‘Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken’, Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin; Germany, Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken, p. 87, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Roiner, K. “Dog Biting Incidents in Germany with Special Consideration to Dog Breeds and a Survey of Dog Biting Victims in Four Hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken.” Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken, Mensch & Buch Verlag, 2016, p. 87. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Roiner, K. “Dog Biting Incidents in Germany with Special Consideration to Dog Breeds and a Survey of Dog Biting Victims in Four Hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken.” Beissvorfälle Unter Berücksichtigung Der Hunderassen in Deutschland Und Umfrage Bei Hundebisspatienten in Vier Berliner Kliniken. Mensch & Buch Verlag, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Roiner K. Dog biting incidents in Germany with special consideration to dog breeds and a survey of dog biting victims in four hospitals in Berlin. / Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken [Internet]. Beissvorfälle unter Berücksichtigung der Hunderassen in Deutschland und Umfrage bei Hundebisspatienten in vier Berliner Kliniken. [Berlin; Germany]: Mensch & Buch Verlag; 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 27]. p. 87. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lhh&AN=20173297551